Cows continue to get dearer however the large numbers of young cattle to the restockers lost considerable ground in a larger yarding.
The forecast for good rains for the weekend slowed the numbers down considerably with agents yarding 2400 less than the previous sale. The smaller yarding had a very positive effect on the market with most sections enjoying healthy gains.
The cow market is certainly the highlight at the moment with plain conditioned cows to the restockers lifting by as much as 25c and the better finished cows to the processors holding their own selling at firm rates.
Cows were the highlight with most selling at dearer rates in a smaller yarding however the large number of young cattle lacking finish continues to struggle as restockers fill their orders.
Extra restocker support from Queensland operators created solid competition for the large numbers of young cattle in store condition lifting the market by 10c to 15c and more in places. It is the first rise in the market for these young cattle for some time.
Similar market trends continue with the lighter young cattle getting cheaper as both feeders and restockers are prepared to pay more per kilogram for the heavier weights.
The search for weight from both processors and feeders continues as operators struggle to fill requirements with once again a saturation of young weaners.
It was another typical drought yarding with large numbers of cows and young cattle in plain condition in another fairly large yarding of 4870 in a market that saw most sections sell pretty well.
Along with other major centres the cow market as very strong lifting by as much as 30c in the best quality yarding we have seen in some time.
Competition was strong with all sections enjoying rises in the much smaller yarding. With the useful fall of rain and the end of the financial year looming, numbers were back by 3800 for a yarding of 2010.